The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 22, 2001

Diverse Diversions

It's never too late to join the parade!

You may not be a graduate of the Hogwarts School, but you can still display your magic on the Fourth of July. Being in Carlisle's Old Home Day parade is as easy as pulling a rabbit out of a hat. You don't have to be Harry Houdini to rope together a float, boat or goat. And no magic wand is required to decorate your bike, car or truck and celebrate the "Magic of Carlisle."

New entries are brewing every day, but the Old Home Day parade still needs you. If you have any questions, call Bill Cooney or Debbie Power at 1-978-369-0434.

The Old Home Day Pie Contest

Summer's arrived! Just ahead lies the hour
To assemble your butter and sugar and flour
And answer the question that haunts many a dream:
Will this year be berry, chiffon, or cream?

On Carlisle's Old Home Day (that's the 4th of July)
We invite you to join this bacchanalia of pie.
Imagine how your friends will be impressed
When you enter the Old Home Day pie baking contest!

There's a class for berries, another for cream
Bake by yourself, or form your own team!
There's a category just for kids under fifteen
Where tomorrow's elite pastry chefs can be seen.

Whatever kind you consider most delightful
To deny us your talents would be simply spiteful.
Make an old favorite, or try something new
We'll welcome your entry, whatever you do.

So bring us your pies, no matter the flavor
The contest is an event for all to savor.
Roll out a crust; stir up a filling
Experiment with tastes unique and thrilling.

And if you say baking just isn't the thing
Stop and see us even if you've nothing to bring
As soon as the labors of judging are done
Pie slices are sold to everyone!

Nancy Shohet West comes from a long line of Old Home Day pie contest fanatics. In 1987, she joined her mother and older sister among the ranks of pie contest winners. Last year, Nancy's niece, Sophie Richardson (then, 7 years old), won a blue ribbon in the junior category, making her what is believed to be the first-ever, third- generation, Old-Home-Day-pie-contest winner.

Carlisle Road Races on Old Home Day

The Carlisle Road Races will be run Wednesday morning, July 4. The exact courses and prizes can be found on the entry blanks, available at the Carlisle Library and the post office and Daisy's Market. For those running and wishing to pre-register, the entry blanks are to be delivered to Ronald Kmiec at 94 Bingham Road, by July 3. Be sure to call first.

The only official runners (with numbers and eligible for prizes) are present and former Carlisle residents and town employees no friends or visiting relatives. They are welcome to take part as unofficial runners and will be able to receive their times as they cross the finish line.

Entry fees are $6 for adults, $3 for youths (19 and under) for each race. Race day entries will be $8 for adults, $5 for youths. One of the impediments to a smoothly-run race, jeopardizing the Old Home Day timetable, is late registration. Enter as early as possible to facilitate data entry. Pre-race entries must be received by race director no later than July 3.

Race director this year will be Ronald Kmiec. Additional volunteers are needed. Call Kmiec at 1-978-369-6130 for further information or to help on race day (all "jobs" are over by 9:30 a.m.).

Create some magic at the OHD Art Show

It is time to show off your magical talents! Display your creative work, admire the work of friends and neighbors while enjoying the musical performance by local talented musicians. The art show is a fun and relaxed event held this year in the Corey dining room at the school on Wednesday July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Entries welcome

Carlisle adults and students of all ages, amateur and professional, are invited to enter their original artwork. Up to four pieces will be accepted from each entrant, with an entry fee of $1 per piece. Entries will be judged and ribbons awarded in the following categories: Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12 and adults. Categories include painting, drawing, photography, prints, sculpture, mixed media, textiles, and crafts. Best of Show and People's Choice rosettes will also be awarded.

How to enter

Artwork must be delivered in the Corey dining room between 4 and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3. Artwork to be hung must be framed or mounted on cardboard with sturdy string or wire attached to the back. Lightweight entries may be hung from a large paper clip secured on the back with strong tape. Entries must be picked up between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on July 4.

Artwork may be offered for sale, with ten percent of the proceeds donated to the Old Home Day fund, or marked NFS (not for sale).

For further information contact Kerri Piette 1-978-371-0365 or Peggy Wang 1-978-369-4660.

Boy Scouts will be grilling on OHD

Old Home Day would not be the same without the Boy Scout barbecue, located on the Common. Support your local Boy Scout troop by purchasing your lunch from them. This year they will serve cold drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers as well as veggie burgers. Last year, veggie burgers sold out. This year, the Scouts promise to increase the numbers in order not to disappoint. See you in line.

Conservationist of the Year Award

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is accepting nominations for the annual Conservationist of the Year award to be presented to the winning candidate on Old Home Day. Nominations should be submitted to the commission by Monday, June 25.

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